Jordan Jack Leslie Major 28094

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Personnel Entry

Major Jordan's decorations.
Major Jordan's decorations.

Name Jordan Jack Leslie
Army number 28094
Rank Major
Decorations M.i.D. for services on the North West Frontier. India General Service Medal 1936 - 1939, 1 clasp (N W Frontier 1936-1937). 1939-45 Star. Africa Star. Defence and War Medals.
Date of birth Born 1903 - registered at Lingfield, Surrey.
Age 0
Unit Commissioned in the Regular Army - South Wales Borderers as a 2/Lt in the Monmouthshire Regiment 31/1/1924. Served West Africa, Singapore, Hong Kong and India. Transferred to the Indian Army, attached to the 6th (DCO) Lancers 20/11/1935 to 15/10/1939. Served on the North West Frontier 1936 - 1937 attached to the Remount Department. Returned to the South Wales Borderers on the outbreak of War. Served Norway, Greece and the Western Desert. Attached 70 Brigade 3/4/1942. Posted 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers in command February 1943 - June 1945. Commanded a Battalion as part of BAOR. Retired 12/7/1958 and granted the rank of Honorary Colonel.
Company/Battery 70th Brigade HQ
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Mountain Warfare Adviser.
Joined Brigade 3/4/1942 for approximately three weeks.
Promotions Lt 31/1/1926. Captain 22/1/1934. A/Major. T/Major. Major 31/1/1941. A/Lt Col. T/Lt Col 27/4/1943.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 12/1/1972 at Nantgaredig, Carmarthenshire.
Home address After the War he lived in Limerick and trained polo ponies. Retired to live with his sister at Fronhaul, Nantgaredig, Carmarthenshire.
Source table 70BG

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